Wretched Man

Have you ever felt that you do more talking? Have you ever noticed that people had some sort of non loving features about them? I feel that. And I am guilty just as anyone else. I probably can say a lot of things about someone, or I can say a lot about helping others that I forget why I am doing it for. I was performing a religion, trying to do an act to please God. Not thinking of grace I am going against a lot of people, mainly God. Sure, points that I have were validated, but that doesn’t mean I rant about it.

So guess what, I am not good enough for God

Romans 7:21-25 says: So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in Gods law, but I see another law at work in the members of my body, wagering in war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God-through Jesus Christ our Lord!

See the big issue is this, I fight sin (or try to) and because the speck in my eye (Matthew 7) I see others flaws than my own. I don’t see that I can divide more than I can multiply, I don’t love the way Jesus loves…just because I don’t have a window of opportunity open. I even step on toes and bash people when I don’t need to (unintentionally). The biggest thing to do is to help other people. Be open, be around, and be loving. I need to do that more often and so does the next guy

Look around, there is people around you, there is people on twitter that follow you who need help and that are looking. You ignore them, and pretend they aren’t there. There is a homeless guy that you walk by every day or there is someone in your church that is wanting to know God and they need help and someone to teach them. Be that window of opportunity.

The biggest thing to everyone is that Jesus is Lord and he saves. If I can get saved, so can you. THIS IS A COMMUNITY WHO NEEDS OTHERS! So lets be that window and love a little more. More mouth closed and more opening ears and listen. Lets tell the world about Jesus

What can you do better to help? I am closing with a song Monk and Neagle – The Twenty First Time

Are We A Body or Are We A Team

If anyone knows or watches the NBA you would know that the Miami Heat is probably the most hated team in the NBA. There was tons of controversy between these guys, mainly because of number 6 (Lebron James) leaving Cleveland. Since that was Lebrons hometown and his fans were loyal to him, they were upset he wanted to get traded just because of money and not dedication to a team that he was to lead. It isn’t about the sport anymore and its about the money.

I have had thoughts about something ever since I started twitter. Everyone has it in their bios and it just turned into a big fad. Do you notice that Christians (especially the younger generation) has put #TeamJesus, #TeamSaved, #TeamHoly (which I don’t know how that works) #TeamiPhone (which as far as I am concerned has nothing to do with the Christian faith) #Teamlightskin #TeamDarkskin. Is this how we define ourselves?

At the top of the post, I have mentioned “It isn’t about the sport anymore and its all about the money.” Well, my point is that it isn’t about the team anymore, its about the hashtag. Does that make you Christian? Maybe I am being too literal but I don’t need to validate my salvation with a hashtag.

Here are some thoughts about teams:

– Teams have certain members in which they are better than others

– Teams are traded

– Some members in a team are clicky

– Too much dependence on one player

– No leader and the team crumbles

– No defence

– No offense

– No framework

– No plan

Sure a coach can be provided, but that doesn’t mean that these people can work together. Another point that I had about a team is that a team gets traded and separated. We can not separate ourselves from God himself and we can not separate ourselves from people but if we do, we aren’t doing the will of God. Does everyone on #TeamJesus get the same response? Is it a click? Are clicks Christian?

Lets go back to #TeamJesus and relate the topics listed above:

– Certain members of #TeamJesus get more recognition or outshine others

– Again, mentioning the clicks in #TeamJesus

– No theology in #TeamJesus

– Religious mindset in #TeamJesus

– #TeamJesus is altogether cliche

I prefer being in the body instead of being apart of a team. Being the body means that you are never separated. Sometimes being in the body some parts may not work, can be disfunctional, and may even not work as well as it should, but altogether its for one purpose. Full inclusion of everyone and for God Himself. (well, really two)

1 Corinthians 12:15-18 says: Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.

That is my goal, this is the reason why I don’t like #TeamJesus. Maybe I am too literal, or maybe I am not seeing it the way that I should, but altogether we need to do a better job being the body. My final point is that #TeamJesus is an exclusion of that. So I encourage you to pray on that, to listen and to fully grasp and understand my point of view in this blog and I appreciate comments too. Thank you in advance for reading.

Creation: From Nothing to Something

 

 

Creation is beautiful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How someone can turn the little, less complicated things and change it to make something extraordinary. Have you ever got a picture done of you? I was actually watching a livestream from a 14 year old girl and my tweet buddy @ivoryjohn was getting himself drawn. It was amazing. I loved every minute of it. The practice, the artistic ability and the talent from practicing what you love was poured out into something that I personally cant do myself. (I need at least 10 years of practice)

Everyone has there own gifts, talents, spiritual gifts, and what not. Its what you do with them that makes it into artwork and makes it spectacular. I personally love to sell. I have to sell at my job in order for me to get a bigger paycheck. Another thing that I have to create is relationship into nothing. I don’t necessarily have to know the person, I just got to love the person. The same way (or even more so) God loves us.

You look at his creation. I know this place right by my house called Point Petre. It is one of the nicest places to find where I live. The detail in the rocks, the water, the trees, the breeze, and of course the sun. Admiration of Gods beauty, the ultimate place of worship. Even when you look at the things on the ground, as such simplicity as grass, ants, even the sky and birds chirping. Its awesome. Can you create that? Doubt it 😀

See the thing is that we have gifts that God gives us. We are able to draw, to play sports, to play music, to teach, you name it. We need to remember what these gifts are for. Our Creator, the incomprehensible God that He is and create something new. Weather it being relationships, loving others, or even having a good time. Using the aspects of creation in what you have, figure out how to use it in a way that benefits God as well as benefiting another person.

 

Finally, I hope this blog makes sense lol! I kinda winged it again. I appreciate your comments